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Legislative Decree 368/2001 Law on Fixed-Term Work

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
According to directive 1999/70/CE this Law rules the whole Fixed-Term (non standard) work issue, after its introduction in 1962. It makes the use of fixed-time work easier to hire, giving them more possibilities to hire and reducing sanctions for outlaw cases. One renewal is possibile only if the orginal contract lasts in three years, and the renewal must last in three years as well /
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
From 2001 modified by L 266/2005, L 247/2007, LD 112/2008, L 183/2011 and L 73/2013
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Structural
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Liberalization of Fixed-Term work /
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • liberalisation
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • regulations of the labour market (a more flexible labour market)
Intended target group
All non standard workers /
Working age population
  • employment situation (unemployed)
  • main source of income: social protection (atypical)
Employers-private institutional actors
Employers can be public or private
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state
  • employees (organised or individual) (organised)
  • employers (organised or individual) (organised)
  • supra/extra national organisations
Clarification of the role of various actors
By 1999/70/CE European union pushed Italy to ratify this act; Central state, employer and employees organised previously agreed on the overall arrangement and changes to introduce in regulation of Fixed-Term jobs /
Intended output
  • regulation of the labour market (A new arrangement of Fixed-Term work)
Intended and unintended outcomes
Unintended: reducing power of labour union; dualization of labour market /
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